October 24, 2013 — 21:28

What is Tampa Bay Time Bank?

Tampa Bay Time Bank is a community skills exchange, also known as a “time bank.” Time banking is a way to exchange services as a compliment to the cash economy. In Tampa Bay Time Bank we trade skills gained from work, education, life experience, hobbies, and volunteering, while making friends and building community.

Time banking is egalitarian. All activities are valued, and all activities are valued equally. One hour equals one hour. Each hour of work is equal to every other, regardless of the activity. We earn credit by doing something for another member, then we can use the credit by having any other member do something for us.

Please see the Frequently Asked Questions (Member Handbook) to learn more about how Tampa Bay Time Bank works.

Who can participate?

Everyone is welcome and anyone willing to maintain a high level of trust is invited to join the community. Everyone has something to offer and everyone has needs. By participating, each member contributes to creating a resilient and sustainable community. Tampa Bay Time has members throughout the Tampa Bay area.

How do I join?

  1. Set up an account.
  2. Pay your annual membership dues.
    Scholarships are available and sponsorships are encouraged.
  3. Have an entrance interview with a Tampa Bay Time Bank representative. Email a coordinator to set up an interview in person or by phone. Attend a time bank event to meet other members, get your questions answered, and start making exchanges. Check the calendar for listing of upcoming events.
  4. Once you’re membership is activated, log in to post your Services Ads (Offer and Requests). Make friends, have fun!

For more information, for help with your application or using the online system, or if you want to get more involved with the time bank, please contact a coordinator@tampabaytime.org.

Tampa Bay Time Bank
1111 N. Bayshore Boulevard, #F–7,
Clearwater, FL 33759
Tel: 727 712 3612
Email: coordinator@tampabaytime.org